When you acknowledge and embody a few fundamentals, developing stronger work ethic becomes a simple proposition. An article at HRZone provides those fundamentals. First, you need to understand why you want your work ethic to improve in the first place. Are there benefits you want to reap, risks you want to avoid, or both? Whatever your reasons are, they will serve as your starting point for setting a path to improvement.
To incentivize yourself to work harder, get competitive—whether with others or just yourself. Find out how much time/effort/energy/etc. others put into the type of task that you want to improve on, and then try to match and beat that output. Or at the very least, try to keep one-upping your own output from one day or week to the next. It is the most direct method in the world to prove to yourself that you are a better worker today than you were yesterday.
Then there are a couple tips that are just obvious at this point. The first is to cut out distractions like social media and texting, because all they do is arbitrarily divide and truncate your work time. The second is to just take care of your body. A rundown car cannot be expected to hold up for a long road trip, and that same principle applies to you.
You can view the original article here: http://www.hrzone.com/community/blogs/williamataks/how-to-improve-your-work-ethic